After sound changes eliminated /w/ from spoken Greek, digamma was used only as a numeral. However, the Greek alphabet also gave rise to other alphabets, and some of these retained letters descended from digamma. In the Etruscan alphabet, ‘F’ probably represented /w/, as in Greek, and the Etruscans formed the digraph ‘FH’ to represent /f/. (At the time these letters were borrowed, there was no Greek letter that represented /f/: the Greek letter phi ‘Φ’ then represented an aspirated voiceless bilabial plosive /pʰ/, although in Modern Greek it has come to represent /f/. ) When the Romans adopted the alphabet, they used ‘V’ (from Greek upsilon) not only for the vowel /u/, but also for the corresponding semivowel /w/, leaving ‘F’ available for /f/. And so out of the various vav variants in the Mediterranean world, the letter F entered the Roman alphabet attached to a sound which its antecedents in Greek and Etruscan did not have. The Roman alphabet forms the basis of the alphabet used today for English and many other languages.
The world of web has been really blissful in these matters. You can find ready made alphabet coloring pages in hundreds of styles and colors. The use of these coloring sheets is perfect to teach preschool children the alphabets and also make them read and write them in proper fashion. The coloring sheets make perfect alphabet games as they come in funny shapes or associated with things children love like dogs, monkeys, fairies, flowers, garlands, cartoon characters and others. To get the alphabet coloring pages it is very simple. You just need to click on the pages listed in the site and select them. As new window opens you find the full view of the pages. Now go to the option Print in the File Menu and command 'Print'. The printer connected to your computer or laptop would print the page/s. Once you are done, close the window. It is that simple. You can find hundreds of such useful coloring pages with alphabetical games that enable your kids not only to learn the alphabets, but also memorize them and write them properly.
You can find hundreds of such useful coloring pages with biblical themes, alphabetical games and more variations for preschool kids. However mind that you would need good configuration of system and good printer quality with perfect cartridge for fine print quality. Also make sure that you command the fine print or best print for your printer while printing the biblical pages for best results and perfect line drawing.
Of course it is the colorful well recognized characters who are most popular. For daughters, it has to be princess coloring pages and hello kitty. For sons, it's Spongebob and Spider-man. However the most popular overall is Disney Coloring Pages, which is no surprise! And maybe the best thing about coloring pages is that they are free. There are many sites online that give you a wide range of pages for you to chose from and select. Then you simply print them out (most homes have a printer these days) and as long as you have something to color in with, you're good to begin. Few activities for kids are as stress free, thats for certain.
A peaceful, productive way for a child to pass her time is a coloring book and a package of crayons; whether in a waiting room, in the car, at school, or other places. It can be a healthy imaginative release and, for numerous parents, a much-needed respite! The net, activity booklets in dollar stores, family restaurants, or even sometimes at public libraries are sources of coloring pages, simple black and white drawings most commonly of cute cartoon characters. Coloring pages are also very popularly showing holiday ideas, pictures, and characters (such as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny), as well as biblical images, animals, educational themes, storybook themes, scenes in nature, and long retired cartoons. Even rudimentary objects have been changed over into coloring page format, like food, buildings and planes.